The Summer of Love Concert features iconic rock music from the period of time between the release of The Beatles revolutionary album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967 to the famous Woodstock Festival in 1969.

The Summer of Love Experience  led by Glen Burtnik (alumnus of Styx and Beatlemania) features a horn section, a string quartet, keyboards, percussionists, multiple background vocalists and an incredible rock rhythm section recreating “note for note and absolutely live” music from this remarkable era in music. The show also features Marc Rubinstein’s Pig Light Show  which is recognized as one of the most famous psychedelic light shows in rock history.



The William H. Gile Trust was created by Helen B. Gile in 1952.  She left a legacy of more than $700,000 to finance a free concert series in Concord, New Hampshire in memory of her father, William H. Gile.  Helen Gile stipulated that the trust funds were to be managed by what is now Citizens Bank, and that the selection of shows “of the highest type in all respects” was to be made by a committee of three local citizens.

After much planning, the first William H. Gile Concert Series was held during the 1960-61 show season, and, over 55 years later, we are happy to now call the Capitol Center for the Arts our home.

The Selection Committee strives to present a diverse offering of performance types, to include some shows that are suitable for children, and to expose the community to performances that they might otherwise not have a chance to see.  Please let us know if you have any ideas for future shows.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to help the William H. Gile Trust continue to provide free concerts for years to come, please contact Mark Prian in the Citizen’s Bank Trust Department at 603-634-7742.

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